John Romita Sr.

John Romita Sr.

Nationality: American

Biography:
(American, b. 1930): John Romita Sr. started drawing comics after spending a year in commercial art. His first jobs were done for the Atlas group in 1949, and he drew mostly horror and romance stories, but also war, western, and crime features. After the Atlas implosion, Romita Sr. went to DC, where he drew romance stories for eight years. After that, it was back to Marvel, where he initially inked The Avengers and drew Daredevil. However, Romita Sr.'s most celebrated work was done for the Amazing Spider-Man, the feature he took over when Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko left Marvel in 1966. Under Romita Sr.'s tenure, Spider-Man became one of the comic field's most popular characters. Romita Sr. left his regular Spider-Man art chores in the early seventies to become an Art Director at Marvel in the Special Projects Department, and as Art Director for Marvel Books. In 1977, Romita Sr. briefly drew the syndicated Spider-Man newspaper comic strip. His son, John Romita Jr., is also an artist at Marvel


 

John Romita Sr. Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #121 "The Night Gwen Stacy Died" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #121 "The Night Gwen Stacy Died" Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973)....
Lot 92254
Auction 7073
Saturday, February 23, 2013
$286,800.00
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968)....
Lot 92199
Auction 7124
Saturday, February 20, 2016
$179,250.00
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #49 Kraven and Vulture Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1967)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #49 Kraven and Vulture Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1967)....
Lot 92218
Auction 7036
Friday, August 19, 2011
$167,300.00
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #6 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969)
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #6 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969)....
Lot 92257
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$143,400.00
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3 Spider-Man vs. the Hulk and the Mighty Avengers Cover Ori
John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3 Spider-Man vs. the Hulk and the Mighty Avengers Cover Ori...
Lot 92234
Auction 7054
Friday, February 24, 2012
$104,562.50

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ItemCurrent Bid
John Romita, Sr. Maximum Clonage Preliminary Artwork (Marvel)
John Romita, Sr. Maximum Clonage Preliminary Artwork (Marvel)....
Lot 14158
Auction 121717
Sunday, April 23, 2017
$100.00
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